Advanced Epilepsy Awareness Treatment and Care
This is an Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Buccal Midazolam course. This a 4-hour course, and certificates last 2 years as per recommendation by the Joint Epilepsy Council. The course covers different types of Epilepsy and Seizures and the medication using Buccal Midazolam. It also covers the side effects, effects, dose, record keeping and after treatment care.
Buccal Midazolam is an alternative treatment to rectal diazepam and works as a relaxant to assist in controlling certain types of seizure. We also offer Epilepsy Awareness and Administration of Rectal Diazepam course.
The Joint Epilepsy Council’s (JEC) guide on training standards for administration of Buccal Midazolam state:
“Assessment of Learning:
There are recognised difficulties associated with assessing the knowledge and skills of participants who undergo training in the administration of buccal midazolam.
During the course, a training provider checks that learning is taking place, supervising the participant in a simulated procedure using a volunteer with water as the medication. Following the course a training provider assesses the participants using the following: Questioning, oral or written Case studies.
This means National MedicAid as a training provider delivers the theoretical and practical training through simulation and demonstration. Following training, you or another experienced qualified personnel will shadow the trainee and officially sign them as competent when they have administered midazolam in a real situation. The manual we use has been provided by the JEC from the following website: www.jointepilepsycouncil.org.uk.
This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National MedicAid Certificate.
- Have an understanding of epilepsy and epilepsy management
- Have an understanding of the physiological and cultural effects of epilepsy
- Understand the importance of care plans and risk assessments to ensure a safe treatment and effective treatment
- Be able to recognise seizures and deliver the correct first aid where necessary
- Recognise and emergency situation and take the appropriate action
- Understand the theory and practice of administering Buccal Midazolam
- Have the knowledge to administer Buccal Midazolam in accordance with the individual care plan